February 21, 2012 – Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead the search for the superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Ron Flom, managing director of the firm’s public sector and acquisition practice in Arlington, VA, will lead the search. One of the five U.S. service academies (the others being West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard), its primary mission is to ensure that shipboard officers are available for the U.S. Merchant Marine and to serve as leaders in the transportation field. Preston | Reffett is an executive search firm with offices in the areas of Seattle, Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, Greensboro, Washington, Nashville, Morristown, and Orlando.